Interactive Dog Toys That Teach Your Dog to Think
Plush dog toys can be a frustrating investment. They’re cute, fluffy, cuddly and it's hard to resist buying one for your furry friend --- but they are so easily ripped to shreds. In no time at all, you have white stuffing all over the house. It looks like it snowed in the living room! And then comes the inevitable search for the squeaker…hopefully you’ll find it before your dog eats it!
If your dog is given to the “big search” (for the squeaker ) and you want to try a exceptional plush toy that lasts much longer, try the Intellibone by Kyjen.
This crafty dog toy was designed to challenge your dog’s intellect by giving him a puzzle to solve. The colorful stuffed rings (all contain squeakers) slip onto a stuffed plush bone. They are designed in just the right way to be a challenge for Fido. He’ll have to use his ingenuity to take them off. Oh, he’ll figure it out, alright, while having lots of fun discovering the secret to the Intellibone. Put the rings back on for him, and he’ll go at it again and again. You’ll be amazed at how much playing pleasure he’ll get out of his new toy and you won’t see the stuffing…possibly for weeks!
Intellibones come in colorful rings on a big bone or tan rings on a long sausage-dog. Either one will be loads of fun for your dog.
Creative Fun for Your Dog
Intellibones will keep your dogs busy for hours, even days. The very nature of how they were designed keeps your pet more interested in getting the rings of the bone, and tossing them around, than ripping them apart.
Bugsy here in the video HAS to have been practicing!
My yellow lab, Blondie, took quite a bit longer to get that center bone out. In fact, she'd work the rings off one by one and then toss them around the room in glee. Before she could get bored and start chomping on them, we'd re-load and she'd enjoy the process of dismantling again and again!
Martha Stewart Pets
Martha Stewart's love for dogs has translated into a great line of pet products, including toys that spark intelligent play.
One Martha Stewart intelligent dog toy is a gray plush squirrel that crinkles when the dog chews as well as squeaking. A stomach-pouch at the front of the toy has two stuffed acorns hidden inside--also with squeakers--for your pup to find. It's a challenge that keeps your pet busy for hours. When the acorns finally are lost or destroyed (dogs will be dogs), hide treats inside!
Martha Stewart Pet Toys are sold exclusively at Petsmart.
Watch the video of this amazing gadget. Who would have thought a dog could have so much fun with so little involvement from you?
Now try this interactive toy that teaches dogs to think:
The Amazing Treat Machine (see video below) This dog toy challenges your dog to make the toy work for him. After assembly, place dog treats in a canister inside. Give your dog the tennis ball and show him that when he captures the rolling ball, carries it back to and drops it into the box, treats come out! Smart, treat-addicted dogs (which one isn’t?) will go back time and time again while you can finally get some things done!